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Formalin

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    21st Feb, 2019
  • Odisha's dried-fish industry is using formalin, a chemical which is considered carcinogenic and has other ill effects on humans.
  • The state government has come up with new plans to take measures against the practice which will include punishing those who use formalin, awareness campaigns and introduction of new hygienic methods.

Context

  • Odisha's dried-fish industry is using formalin, a chemical which is considered carcinogenic and has other ill effects on humans.
  • The state government has come up with new plans to take measures against the practice which will include punishing those who use formalin, awareness campaigns and introduction of new hygienic methods.
  • Identification of Formalin is not new in India as similar adulterated samples were also detected in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Northeast markets last year.
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